Teach your students all about poetry with this free printable Poetry Notebooking Unit Study.
The unit study includes worksheets to learn about ten different types of poetry and guides your student through writing their own poems.
This bundle also includes pages for over twenty different poets.
There are also pages for poetry copywork, poetry analysis, and a blank poet page in the printable pack.
The Poetry Notebooking Pages are available in our free resource library.
This Poetry Notebooking Unit Study would be great for middle school or junior high students. It could also be the starting point for a fine arts high school elective.
For younger students, you might like our free poetry lapbook.
Have your students check out some poetry books from the library as well as biographies of some of the poets. You can also find many poems online.
Poetry, as with any literature, may contain things you do not wish your child to read. Please review all poetry before allowing your student to read.
- On the title page, have your student write their name.
- Follow the directions on each poetry writing page. Each poetry page describes a type of poetry and guides the student through writing their own. Pages included study:
- Acrostic Poems
- Clerihew Poetry
- Poetry Couplets
- Limerick Poetry
- Parody Poems
- Quatrain Poetry
- Tercet Poetry
- Tongue Twisters
- Two and Three Word Poems
- Poetry Analysis page – Print this page as many times as you need. In the box at the top, write the title of the poem. Fill in the blanks about the author, date written, and type of poetry. There is a place to describe how the poem makes the student feel and a place for them to write a summary of the poem.
- Poetry Copywork – Print this page as many times as you need. Write the name of the poem, author, and date written. Then, use the remaining lines to copy an excerpt from the poem. This is a great way to practice handwriting while becoming more familiar with poetry.
- Poet Pages – each poet page has a picture of the poet. Fill in the blanks about the author. You can choose which poets you wish to study. Poet pages include:
- Charlotte Brontë
- E.E. Cummings
- Du Fu
- Edgar Allen Poe
- Emily Dickinson
- John Keats
- John Milton
- Maya Angelou
- Nikos Kazantzakis
- Oscar Wilde
- Pablo Neruda
- Percy Shelley
- Robert Frost
- Shel Silverstein
- Stephen Crane
- T. S. Eliot
- Walt Whitman
- William Blake
- William Shakespeare
- Blank – fill in with any additional poets